How cobots will save UK engineering
The UK industrial sector, alongside other elements of the UK economy, is undergoing a challenging time. While the decisive result of the general election has lifted much of the uncertainty around Brexit, there are still big unknowns regarding the future trading relationship with EU partners.
Robot compatibility with one-system solution
OnRobot has announced the release of a new end-of-arm-tooling (EoAT) interface to simplify automation; making it faster and easier for manufacturers to unlock the benefits of collaborative robots. Now, with a single system, single platform for programming and training, and single vendor relationship, manufacturers have access to a full range of tools, full robot compatibility, and ranging possibilities for collaborative applications.
Danish robot equipment company acquires robotics firm
Purple Robotics, which developed an innovative vacuum gripper within one year , has been acquired by OnRobot. The acquisition takes place a mere two months after the OnRobot merger of three robotics companies from the USA, Hungary, and Denmark to create one global player with a strong focus on the market for industrial robot accessories.
Collaborative grippers and force-torque sensor upgrades launched
On Robot, OptoForce and Perception Robotics will present its first new products at automatica 2018. The Gecko Gripper, Polyskin Tactile Gripper, RG2-FT gripper and a technical upgrade of the HEX force-torque sensor product line based on OptoForce technology will open up new applications for collaborative robotics and make implementation even easier. OnRobot has positioned itself from the ground up as the provider for collaborative grippers and en...
Duo reveal new plans for end-of-arm tooling venture
Universal Robots and the Danish Growth Fund are planning to address the next challenge in automation with the merger of three innovative end-of-arm tooling companies to facilitate the ongoing growth of collaborative robotics, an industry expected to reach $8.5bn by 2025.
Danish 'robot hands' chosen to pack delicate herbs
It takes great finesse to cultivate and deliver tasteful, fresh herbs. It requires intelligent automation to ensure that production is efficient, competitive, and creates a good work environment. That is why Denmark’s largest producer of herbs and mini plants, Rosborg Food Holding, chose to invest in sensitive, flexible robot grippers from On Robot to handle the plants.